Los Angeles native Edrina K. Martinez is Astronautica, one of Alpha Pup Records’ newest artists. Bringing a unique style of lush electronica and a playful sense of exploration to the label, the young producer is a fresh face to the thriving local beat scene.
Learning to play guitar by ear at an early age, Astronautica soon began mixing her own samples and beats. Quickly becoming addicted to the burgeoning beat sounds of the West Coast, Astronautica is now a full-fledged member of the movement.
Panther God (Paul Gaeta) is a musician, producer, artist, and founder of Circuitree Records. His most recent LP, Golden Changes (2014, Outside Recordings) is a masterful album that synthesizes elements from hip hop, jazz, soul, and experimental electronic sounds and creates something wholly new. Panther God manifests chromatic burst of synesthetic sounds that balance the innermost workings of a mind ablaze with the deepest bodily experiences of bass and beat drops. The music is distinctively his own, but it also moves effortlessly between joy and darkness, minimalism and rich expression. Panther God lives in Asheville, NC.
In September of 2013, Ryan Lindberg’s experimental electronic project, Koresma, released its debut EP, “Back Home”. Originally inspired by an old photograph taken by his father in the 1980’s, Koresma incorporates guitar, home recordings, samples, and down tempo beats to recreate and reinterpret a sonic image of this pleasantly aged photo. A quote from a college professor describes the listening experience as, “A mixture of organic sounds and gritty electronic textures, utilizing real instruments and voices to give the listener a refreshingly human view of the electronic music landscape". The concepts and techniques used in “Back Home” prove to be a starting point for Koresma’s sound, and with heavily influence from many different genres, the musical possibilities for the future are extensive.